Looks like Philadelphia’s had it with those silly ol’ Boy Scouts. Up until now the Scouts have paid the completely meaningless fee of $1/year to rent its Philly headquarters building, but since the Scouts still insist on a policy discrimination for membership (no gays or atheists — they’re agents of Satan), the city has told them the building will cost them $200,000/year. You know, the same amount anyone else would have to pay. Wow…Philly is nearly 3,000 miles away from Seattle, and I still heard this slap!
Of course the outcry was immediate: “You uncaring bastards, you’re depriving kids of an opportunity to be Scouts and do Scouty things!” Oh, boo-hoo…the Scouts are already depriving kids of those opportunities, aren’t they? The building is city-owned, after all, so the city can charge whatever it wants. The Scouts is a private organization…let these people find privately-owned buildings to house their stupid headquarters. They can legally ban whoever they want from membership, but that doesn’t mean they get a free ride with taxpayer money. Fuck that.
Oh, and what’s with this Cradle of Liberty Council? Could they have picked a more pretentious name? I guess their cradle of liberty only has room for certain people. Fuck that, too.